Atlanta Magazine

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Refuge: One Syrian Family’s Long Odyssey to Georgia

Of the 4.5 million Syrians who have fled their nation’s bloody civil war, fewer than 3,000 have made it to America. This is one family’s story.

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Anatomy of a Divorce

The author ponders the dissolution of his own marriage, and others.

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No Accident

After Brooke Melton died in a car crash, her parents approached attorney Lance Cooper to investigate. What he found in her 2005 Chevy Cobalt would lead to GM’s 30 million-vehicle recall.

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Relentless

The sheriff of Putnam County, Georgia, finally meets a case he can’t solve.

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"You Have Thousands of Angels Around You"

A refugee survives the Rwandan genocide and finds a future in Atlanta.

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Foul Territory

A father who brought his daughter to a ballgame and the fallout from a foul ball.

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The Many Lives of Aubrey Lee Price

A pastor-turned-banker fakes his own death after allegedly embezzling millions and defrauding investors.

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This Land Is My Land

In North Georgia, two men feud over a quarter-mile property line.

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Funeral

An oral history of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot.

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My Brother's Keeper

Throughout their troubled lives, identical twins William and Chris Cormier shared a preternatural bond. Then the body of a Florida journalist ended up in their backyard.

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Spellbinder

At various points, Thomas Mitchell was a novelist, an attorney, a scientist, a Hollywood dealmaker and a CIA higher-up. He was also a con man.

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The Debtor

Darren Lumar lived in mansions he didn’t own, ran companies that didn’t make a dime, went to colleges that didn’t exist and slept with “any number of women” despite being married to James Brown’s daughter. When he was murdered, the cops had a problem: too many possible suspects.